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View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...

View of Wilfred Thesiger's party ...
3 0 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 21cm


View of Wilfred Thesiger's party camped on a sand dune in Al Khatam or Al Humrah sands south of Al Ain. In the near right distance Salim bin Kabina, a tribesman of the Bayt Imani lineage of Rashid Bedouin, pulls on the head rope of a camel standing in the middle of the camp amongst scattered piles of gear. Behind him Muhammad bin Al Jabari, a tribesman of the Awamir Bedouin, walks towards the far right. At the far left another member of the party rests in the sand beside a camel. In the background a low dune rises behind the men, on which scattered clumps of vegetation grow.

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Image Details

Accession Number
Film Negative 35mm
United Arab Emirates
Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Ain Region; Al Khatam - Abu Dhabi Emirate; Al Gharbia Region; Al Humrah [Al Ḩumrah]
Cultural Group
Bedouin; Bedouin Rashid Bayt Imani; Bedouin Awamir
Wilfred Patrick Thesiger
January 28 - February 7, 1949

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